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Medical roundtable; virtual reality for pain management

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Matt Slocum
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As the COVID-19 pandemic shifts to more of an endemic phase, many individuals are still affected by the illness and the grief of losing loved ones who succumbed to it.

Our medical roundtable walks us through the biggest medical headlines of the month.

Guests:

Virtual reality for pain management 

Brendan Spiegel of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is revolutionizing pain management by using virtual reality to retrain the brain to deal with chronic pain better.

His new book "VRx" explores the groundbreaking research that proves VR can be more effective than invasive surgeries or opiates for some patients.

Guest: Brennan Spiegel, director of health research, Cedars-Sinai; professor of medicine and public health; medical VR researcher; author.

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